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Study Reveals That 1 In 3 Dementia Cases Are Preventable, If You Follow Certain Steps

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Dementia is one of the most crippling conditions faced by people worldwide, one in which your capacity to think and retain memory gets gradually worse over time. As a term, "dementia" actually qualifies as a number of different diseases, the most common of which is Alzheimer's disease, which accounts for anywhere between 50% - 70% of cases.

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There is no cure for the disease, and your risk of it becomes increasingly high as you age, going from 3% of people between the ages of 65 - 74, 19% of people between 75 - 84, and almost 50% of people age 85 or higher. In 2013, the disease was recorded as causing over 1.7 million deaths worldwide, leaving researchers perpetually searching for a way to minimized its impact on even more people.

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While a cure still has yet to be found, researchers are getting better at spotting the symptoms of dementia, and, more importantly, coming up with ways to train your brain to be resistant to the disease. In particular, the Lancet Commission recently identified several major factors that they claim can lead to the prevention of 34% of cases of dementia...

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